Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition


DEADLINE: May 20, 2020

Artists Magazine wants to honor your most outstanding work – if your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine.


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  • 5 First Place Awards: $2,500 each
  • 5 Second Place Awards: $1,250 each
  • 5 Third Place Awards: $750 each
  • 50 Honorable Mentions: $100 each
  • Winners’ names and work will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2021 issue of Artists Magazine

STUDENT PRIZES (see eligibility requirements)

  • 5 First Place Awards: free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($199 value)+ two free on-demand art courses
  • 5 Second Place Awards: free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($199 value) + one free on-demand art course
  • 5 Third Place Awards: free subscription to Artists Network TV for 1 year ($199 value)
  • Winners’ names and work will be featured in the December 2020 issue of Artists Magazine

Categories and Jurors


  • Portrait and figure entries can be individuals or groups, and will be judged on expressiveness and draftsmanship.
  • Juror: Sally Strand —

Still Life/Interior

  • Entries will be judged on overall design, unique arrangement of subject matter, handling of medium, lighting and mood.
  • Juror: Jeffery T. Larson —


  • Any landscape, from city scenes to imaginary horizons, will be judged on the creative use of form, space, lighting and mood.
  • Juror: Liz Haywood-Sullivan —


  • With unlimited subject matter, entries will be judged on creative use of design, texture, media, lighting or special techniques.
  • Juror: Katherine Chang Liu —


  • Any animal in any setting is fair game for this category. Entries will be judged on the innovative handling of the subject, the expression and rendering.
  • Juror: Greg Beecham —

Pricing and Deadlines

Deadline: May 20, 2020
Regular Division—$40 per image
Student/Beginner Division—$20 per image
All deadlines are at 11:59 PM EST on the specified date. The deadline at which time you are entering is also the date that all related materials (when applicable) must be shipped. Mailed in entries/materials must deliver within 5 days of the current posted entry deadline, at listed on the website at the time of your submission. For proof of delivery, please track your package with your shipper – we are not able to confirm individual deliveries. Mailed in entries can take up to 30 days (after the entry deadline) to process.

Click here for details on how to enter, competition pricing and deadlines, and information on judging and notification.

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